Doctor of Education Admission Requirements

The Ed.D. option begins each year in the fall and spring.  Applications will not be considered until all required materials are received. Review of complete applicant files occurs on a rolling basis.

  • Have a master's or higher academic degree from a regionally-accredited post-secondary institution
  • A minimum graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.00 scale
  • Have a minimum of one year of teaching experience in health education or a related field
  • Completion of a course in statistics
  • Complete an Admissions Statement to be completed in a proctored environment prior to final admission into the program
    • From among the most significant issues in nursing or health sciences education, what specific problem of practice are you interested in investigating during your doctoral study? (1,000 - 1,200 words)
      • Describe the problem of practice
      • Explain why you want to investigate it
      • Provide a strong rationale for the significance of the problem
    • How have your previous research, work, and life experiences prepared you for the Allen College's doctoral program in health professions education? (300 - 400 words)
  • An interview may be required

Allen College uses a holistic admission review. The process balances academic achievement, work experience, extra-curricular involvement, leadership, community service, diversity, as well as, other applicable life experiences.

Please note:  Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program.
Allen College uses a competitive admission review.  The top applicants are accepted each term.